Final Plan Issued
On May 31, 2018, Ohio submitted its Final Beneficiary Mitigation Plan to the Trustee. The BMP is available below. The funding allocations are as follow:
- School buses $15M
- Transit buses $15M
- Class 4 – 8 local freight and port drayage trucks and shuttle buses $10M
- Tugboats and Ferries $2M
- Switcher Locomotives $5M
- Airport GSE, Port Cargo Handing $12M
Light Duty EV Infrastructure 15% ($11.25M)
Administrative 7% ($5.05M)
VW Settlement Funding Opportunity - $15M
Ohio EPA has announced a new funding opportunity as a result of the VW Settlement funding. The first opportunity to apply for funding from the new Diesel Mitigation Trust Fund (DMTF) opened 6/4/18, for replacement or repower of medium and heavy duty on-road and off-road vehicles. The EPA website indicates that owners of eligible medium and heavy diesel fleets in 26 Ohio priority counties are invited to apply for grants to repower or replace diesel vehicles and equipment with new clean diesel or alternative fuel (CNG, LNG, propane, diesel electric hybrid) or all-electric vehicles and equipment. A total of $15 million is available for grant awards between $50,000 and $2 million. All projects require a minimum match of 25 percent, with larger matches required for some project categories. The deadline for submitting applications is August 3, 2018.
A series of informational meetings have been scheduled to discuss the funding opportunity, see more below.
June 6, 2018, 10:00 a.m
Ohio School Boards Association webinar for school districts
Log in to http://osba.connect.com/epavw
No preregistration required
June 20 10:00 a.m. and June 26, 2018, 1:00 p.m.
Ohio EPA webinars for applicants (registration required)
July 10, 2018, 10:00 a.m.
Ohio EPA Information/Question and Answer Session
at the Ohio Department of Transportation,
1980 West Broad Street, Columbus, OH 43223
(No pre-registration required)